Purple and Orange Layers at Sunset


An extraordinarily purple sunset in the mountains of Western North Carolina from the Blue Ridge Parkway near Maggie Valley.



Autumn and Winter skies are more colorful, and this is Exhibit A. Sure, it might be painfully cold going out to photograph, and it might be difficult to find a spot to do it as the roads in the high-altitude areas get closed down. But sometimes it works out and I come away with a new favorite photograph like this one. I know the oak trees emitting volatile organic compounds create the haze that makes the blue ridge blue. But I am unsure how or why they are sometimes purple for a few minutes or seconds during sunrise or sunset. I do not understand it yet, but I am grateful for it!

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Canvas, Metal, Framed Print, Art Print

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8" x 12", 12" x 18", 16" x 24", 24" x 36"


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